Fotograf Magazine

#30 eye in the sky

The edition entitled Eye in the Sky reverts the digital focus of the Fotograf Festival back into the form of its predecessor – a printed magazine. When, on a daily basis, the chaos of internet browsing redefines our nerve endings and the ability to perceive the linear flow of text, and consequently everything remains suspended in imaginary clouds, our magazine’s pages place an accent on the previously standard form of narrative – one that has a beginning and an end, no matter how open. It scans through the timeline documenting the revolutions of age-old humanity, or, more precisely, the concept that we have learned to call humanity. From pigeons equipped with early cameras, circling over cities and people at the start of the modern era, taking fuzzy pictures of the urban landscape, to a stratosphere overflowing with hi-res imagers and endless streams of data. From literature to the continuous stream of social networks. From the collective or the individual to the globally unified. Despite the natural limitations of its medium, Fotograf Magazine expands the field of interest exploring the issues associated with the ubiquitous connection to the internet.

#30 Eye In The Sky — Profiles

Sophie Calle

For months I followed strangers on the street. For the pleasure of following them, not because they particularly interested me’’.1

Calle’s art practice, passionately exploring the boundaries between the private and the public through transgression, is perhaps even more pertinent today, when we access other people’s private lives with ease through social media whilst at the same time we are subjected to observation through various forms of state-sanctioned mass surveillance…

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#30 Eye In The Sky — Profiles

Pam Skelton

He who is subjected to a field of visibility, and who knows it, assumes responsibility for the constraints of power; he makes them play spontaneously upon himself; he inscribes in himself the power relation in which he simultaneously plays both roles; he becomes the principle of his own subjection…

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#30 Eye In The Sky — Profiles

Federico Díaz

The situation of originality in the Czech Republic is difficult. One the one hand, originality is attractive; on the other hand, it is unreliable. “At the beginning of the 1990s, the digital revolution was invisible…

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#30 Eye In The Sky — Profiles

Josephine Pryde

After twenty years on the contemporary art scene, Josephine Pryde started receiving more attention. In April 2012, one of her photographs of guinea pigs appeared on the cover of the American Artforum magazine, which also included an extensive review of her retrospective exhibition, Miss Austen Enjoys Photography1

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#30 Eye In The Sky — Profiles

Silver

The life of the mysterious artist named Silver has been always accompanied by a fundamental need to create. His persistent urge to create and work on anything has manifested itself since childhood. That is why we can start the art biography of this protagonist of the new digital wave with the times when he was young…

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#30 Eye In The Sky — Profiles

Britta Thie

Britta Thie is an artist from Berlin. She is also a model, an actress and a dancer, as we can see in the Alien Babies clip by Easter, the Berlin-based pop band – which also suggests she objectifies herself…

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